Mold Inspection


Molds and fungi are part of the natural environment, and can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. This is not usually a problem, unless it begins growing indoors. Outdoors, fungi play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Fungi reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Propagation may begin growing indoors when spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture. A mold inspection can identify problems and conditions that can promote mold growth.

Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Many produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis).

Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on. You can prevent damage to your home and furnishings, save money, and avoid potential health problems by controlling moisture and eliminating conditions that can promote growth.

Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both allergic and non-allergic people. Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly reported as a result of inhaling mold. Research on health effects is ongoing.

We can provide the mold inspection and testing services to identify affected areas and begin the process to eliminate this hazard.

Mold Inspection

Additional information regarding the health effects of mold can be found here:

General Information about Mold

Mold Inspection